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FREE WILL

The subject of free will has been on my mind sporadically since John David Schirber’s presentation of a Sam Harris overview on the subject several mo ...

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Hunger Action Month

SECOND HARVEST AND FEEDING AMERICA NETWORK RAISE AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE OF HUNGER THROUGHOUT HUNGER ACTION MONTH             Grand Rapids, MN  (August 27, 2015) – Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, a member of  the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger. ...

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How We Spent A Frugal Summer

The last couple of weeks before the kids go back to school always have me a bit wistful. The days are already getting shorter. The weather is getting ...

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SATURDAY ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSAt the First Stage

SATURDAY ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSAt the First Stage Gallery510-514 Chestnut Street, VirginiaALL MATERIALS SUPPLIED11 AM TO 1 PMOctober 3, 10, 17, 24Please register by SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 Call art instructor Jane  Wertanen , Master of Fine Arts Degree  (218) 248-8394 or (727) 656-9772Our goal is 2 completed paintings.Appropriate for all people over 14 yrs. ...

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Competition brings free upgrade to Comcast customers in the Twin Cities

Yesterday morning as I slept, my broadband connection was upgraded. I feel bad even reporting on that knowing that so many readers are stuck in places where nothing is getting upgraded despite the best efforts of locals but here’s the scoop from MinnPost… What happened? Around 2 a.m. ...

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The Duke's Last Movie as “The Shootist” Helps Youngster

John Books, is dying of cancer and just wants to spend his last days with a minimum of pain and some dignity. A old friend and doctor he knows confirms an earlier doctor’s diagnosis and tells Jon he has one or two months to live. ...

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Which Is Better: Cash or Credit?

When the financial experts talk about getting out of debt and staying out, they often talk about cutting up the credit cards for good.   They talk a ...

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Minnesota Customers of TerraCom’s Lifeline Phone Service May Be Eligible for One Year of Free Credit Monitoring

A little bit off my beaten path – but I wanted to help spread the word and I figured some regular readers may be in a position to share this info wit ...

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USDA Report Shows Increasing Internet Use on US Farms – but that doesn’t mean broadband or precision ag

Here’s the headline from a recently released USDA report… Seventy percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to internet, a 3 percent growth from 2013, according to the Computer Usage and Ownership report, released today by the U.S. ... More from Blandin on Broadband

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8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy New Clothes

One area in your budget that can really get out of hand is your clothing.  From shoes to accessories, it can all add up if you aren’t careful. If you want to save money on clothing, here are 8 things you should do before you buy new clothes:---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- 1. ...

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8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy New Clothes

One area in your budget that can really get out of hand is your clothing.  From shoes to accessories, it can all add up if you aren’t careful. If you want to save money on clothing, here are 8 things you should do before you buy new clothes:---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- 1. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Choose Health

When you choose health and fitness, you're also choosing happiness.Choose HealthWhen you choose health and fitness, you're also choosing happiness.Ampl ...

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First Time

We moved into my Grandma’s House a couple of days ago . . . I guess I need to truly and officially start calling it Our House :) And it is our house, so incredibly, perfectly and absolutely our house that it takes my breath away. ...

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John Perkins’ “On the Move” but Still On-stage in Bigfork for His Seventh Concert

Song writer, singer, and musician, John Perkins is “one of our own,” and will be on stage at The Edge Center in Bigfork for his seventh Edge benefit concert this month. ...

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How To Balance Children’s Activities With A Budget

The community ed course catalog sits on the kitchen counter.  I feel a simultaneous sting of excitement and dread. The courses in this catalog are fa ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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Move Your Body

Sitting for long periods of time can be hazardous to your health. Your body was meant for movement!Move Your BodySitting for long periods of time can be hazardous to your health. ...

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A Frustrating Conversation

So tonight, as some of you know, I initiated a conversation with an acquaintance regarding religion.  I don’t know why I did, but, thinking of Bertrand Russell who would ask guests at dinner parties their view of religion out of the blue, I asked this person what she thought of religion. ...

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Region 2 Arts Council Office Closed on Friday from 9 am to Noon

Our office will be closed on Friday August 21, 2015 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Due to scheduled building maintenance there will be no electrical power during this time. ...

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Seat Weaving Classes North House Folk School

So looking forward to teaching a two-day paper rush seat weaving class and the three-day traditional chair caning class up at North House Folk School... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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